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Taylor G.

3 Reviews
El Cerrito, CA
Starting at $50
  • BFA- Individualized (Sculpture, Sound, Community Art) from California College of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Taylor G.

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I can teach the basics, tools, composition, portraiture to realism. My Expertise can be applied to all ages.

About Taylor

Taylor G. has been teaching lessons since 2014 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home or at her studio. Taylor has helped students play the ukulele, woodwork, paint/draw, build with clay, sing, and explore. Taylor G. received her training at California College of the Arts in 2

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Ariana H.
Taylor is great with my 13 year old daughter. She is knowledgable, patient and nice.
Brian
Taylor, has been a very patient and perceptive teacher, helping me past the obstacles in my playing. She came up with exercises snd songs appropriate for the challenges i faced. I would strongly recommend her for a late beginner like myself.
Lily
great. my daughter had a first lesson with Taylor. she enjoyed it.

Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Sarah L.

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Have you always wanted to be a fashion designer but have trouble getting your ideas on paper? Not to worry! I specialize in figure drawing and rendering, and have taught at the university level. I can teach pencil, charcoal, pastels, art markers, and watercolor. Even if you've never drawn before or you're not sure if you can draw people, I will make sure you leave feeling great about what you've created!

About Sarah

*Please note: If you are interested in online classes they will take place over Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime, not TakeLessons Classroom (for technological reasons)* Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativit

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $40
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Preston W.

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I teach the fundamental basis for all representational drawing. From still life to portraits and the figure leading up to advanced genre or multi-figure pictures. I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to teach drawing and painting to anyone who wants to learn. Visual communication skills are a foundation for many forms of problem solving skills. These skills all lead to a keen sense of awareness of ones self and environment.

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

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Roya M.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Farsi
  • Awarded Best female 1st generation artists from Eiseman Center for Performing Arts, Richardson TX
  • Teaching since 2008
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Roya M.

37 Reviews
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I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting in university and college.
I cover realistic style to abstract art with watercolor, oil, or acrylic. Also, you will learn a variety of techniques like glazing, impasto, and alla prima. subject matter can start with still life and continue architecture, landscape, and figurative art.

About Roya

My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator, and I’m a professor in painting and drawing.It would be my pleasure to teach you painting or drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing, including figure drawing and painting courses in universities and colleges.

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Roya is fantastic. Could not ask for a better instructor. Very good and caring. She has helped me with water colors, oils, and acrylics. I am blessed to have found such a wonderful artist, instructor, and friend.
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Emily F.
Roya was great and very accomodating!

Peyton A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peyton A.

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Hello! I am a middle school art teacher for EVSC with an art degree and an art education degree. I specialized in drawing in college, and still continue to study it. I have experience with still life, figure drawing, and more. Currently, I am a master at portraits. I want my students to reach their full potential all while learning how to cope with the outside world with their artistic abilities.

About Peyton

I am a currently a middle school art teacher at an alternative school in Evansville, Indiana. This is my second year teaching art, but I also have experience working with special needs high school students. I absolutely love my job! So much that I would love to offer one on one lessons. As a teache

Chuck P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Miami
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Chuck P.

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Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years as a magazine photographer for National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian and Islands Magazines, as well as 15 years teaching college-level photography and 7 years teaching photography workshops for Panasonic. Chuck is a popular instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, with a great passion for sharing the joys of photography with his students, whether they are a beginner or at an intermediate level.

About Chuck

Instructor Chuck P. draws on 35 years of experience as a magazine photographer working for a wide range of clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Islands and Sail magazines. He has taught college-level photography for 15 years and photography workshops for Panasonic Cameras for 7

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"I really enjoyed my first oil lesson. Megan is very knowledgeable and teaches in a way that is easy to understand. I feel like I can achieve my goals under Megan’s teaching skills."
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"Moataz immediately jumped into our lesson by asking me about my goals and from there to course content, which I loved. He tailored his lesson to my interests and offered so many amazing resources (beyond himself) to help me. I think I will continue to reap the benefits of this lesson for weeks to come. He seemed invested in helping me take real steps forward & didn't spend a single minute of class time pushing his products or future lessons. Not needed, because I will definitely be back."
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Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Amazing! I'm excited about finally being able to draw photorealism!"
Stu
Took Drawing lessons from Megan R.
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"Roya was great and very accomodating!"
Emily
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Roya M.
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"Roya is not only a resourceful and patient teacher and master of her art which makes for heretofore unbelievable results but she also has made learning FUN for me again! To truly trust somebody to guide me through the process while the skills are being "saved in my system" is a totally new experience. I am certain that she can work and get great results with anybody, while having FUN! :-)
So I can only recommend her most warmly!"
Corinna
Took Drawing lessons from Roya M.
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"Super friendly and helpful!"
Leah
Took Drawing lessons from Eli P.
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"Megan is kind and patient, enthusiastic and well spoken. I’m looking forward to our next lesson!"
Roberta
Took Acrylic Painting lessons from Megan R.
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"She's very nice and a great person to talk to as well, she's like a friend to me."
Daniela
Took Drawing lessons from Celina B.
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"I improved tremendously after taking lessons with her! Always look forward to her classes. Huge thumbs up.👍🏻"
Wei
Took Oil Painting lessons from Tabitha B.
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"Hannah is a lovely person to be with and a really nice teacher. She helped me understand my drawings from a different point of view, she helped me figure out resources to make my drawings better and she gave me some ideas about how to weave the words into my drawings. They were excellent ideas and I felt invigorated and refreshed when I left."
Jean
Took Drawing lessons from Hannah F.
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